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  • Oak Family Dental | Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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How Modern Dentures Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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It may sound like a stretch to say that well-made dentures can change your life. But if you have ever had to laugh, speak, smile, or eat with missing teeth, you understand how solving all these problems can improve your quality of life!

Dentures Have Improved…A Lot!

Appearance

One of the worries you may have if you are considering dentures in Metairie, LA is appearance. Will they look natural or will everyone know your secret? You may even remember a friend or family member who had dentures that looked like they were made for someone else’s mouth.

Today, dentists have access to a wide range of advanced materials that provide a lot of ...

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Are Dentures Like They Used to Be?

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It’s a common mistake to think that modern dentures have anything in common with the heavy, fake-looking versions used decades ago. Dentures way back when were considered to be purely functional because they were better than having no teeth, and they even restored some function. 

A Lot Has Changed about Dentures

But a lot has changed in dentistry since your grandparents wore their dentures. Materials are lighter and more natural-looking, and since dentists understand more about jaw growth, full and partial dentures today are designed to fit more comfortably.

Appearance

Back in the day, dentists were limited by materials and had to make do with what was available. There wasn’t much customization possible, ...

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Time for Dentures? Here’s What to Expect

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Getting dentures is a big decision, but one that will change your quality of life! We have helped transform the lives of many patients at our Metairie dental with full and partial dentures.

During your dentures consultation, one of our doctors will explain all your options and help you make a choice about treatment that fits your needs. While we are in the planning process, we will work together to customize dentures that will restore function and complement your appearance.

Living with Your New Dentures

As soon as we place your dentures, you will start to feel more confident because you have a whole and healthy smile! But everyone goes through an adjustment ...

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Modern Dentures and Patient Expectations

Modern Dentures and Patient Expectations | Oak Family Dental

It can be difficult to learn that you need full dentures. Part of the problem is the expectation that your dentures won’t look natural and everyone will know they aren’t your original teeth. You may also be worried that dentures will be uncomfortable and unstable in your mouth.

The concern is understandable, especially if you remember the sad-looking dentures soaking in a cup on your grandparents’ nightstand. But we can assure you that full and partial dentures created at our Metairie, LA dental office are nothing like your grandparents’ dentures!

New materials and state-of-the-art technology have dramatically improved the look, fit, and function of dentures. Today, it is possible to customize dentures ...

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Dentures and Comfort

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If you are missing teeth, dentures are one of the most affordable options around for replacing them. Today’s dentures look more natural than ever, but it’s a fact that it takes a bit of time to adjust to your dentures before they are comfortable. Initially, you will find that you’ll have to re-learn some of the basics, including eating, laughing, speaking, and yawning. Dentures are definitely easier than living life with missing teeth, and if you are prepared, you can make the adjustment easier by taking a few simple steps to get more comfortable with your dentures in Metairie.

Eating With Dentures

If you’ve been living with missing teeth for a while, ...

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